Grant Officer (MT0471, ADM2B, GR5)

Job Category: 
Term positions for management and excludeds

Position Context:

The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) contributes to innovative developments in the treatment of cancer and, ultimately, cures. The world-class Centre has energized cancer research at McGill, attracting internationally renowned investigators. These are exciting times, with an unprecedented collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists deeply committed to investigating the nature of cancer and metastatic disease, and working together to innovate, discover and develop new treatments for cancer patients.

Under the direction of the GCRC Director and Associate Director, the Grant Officer will improve grant success increasing funding for the Centre by writing and editing ( graphics and bibliography as well) support for large grant proposals to any funding agency for major multi-researcher pan-institutional applications for the GCRC (CHIR, FRQS, CRC, Terry Fox, etc.). The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field, be a self-starter, have an entrepreneurial mindset, and have a reputation for being highly motivated and results-oriented, multi-tasker with a passion for the GCRC mission. He or she is a strategic thinker and proactive with excellent organizational skills and ability to work under tight deadline and pressure. He or she has garnered a reputation to deliver and to meet deadlines.

He or she will flourish in this position by his or her ability to rally Principal Investigators; provide support for grant writing (assembling & packaging); mine examples of successful grants, common errors and reviewer feedback while conducting prospect research on group grant opportunities, while navigating the larger organizational context. He or she will ensure applications clearly demonstrate the impact of the research, reorganize for most effective content and structure, clarify meaning, polish language, improve readability, correct grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation and ensure proposals adhere to agency formatting guidelines

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Developing, writing and editing grant proposals, reports and study materials for major multi-researcher projects to CHIR, FRQS and other grant-making organizations;
  • Provide graphics, budget and Gannt chart support;
  • Assembling, verifying and submitting grant proposals, including letters, proposals, budgets, references and presentations;
  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports;
  • Coordinating collaboration with PIs to ensure smooth and coordinated operation of project(s);
  • Organizing and participating in meetings with PIs;
  • Facilitating communication among investigators, key stakeholders, graduate students, program team members, and the advisory committee;
  • Conducting prospect research on group grant opportunities;
  • Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals;
  • Day-to-day administration and organization of the different grants including appropriate maintenance, filing and storage of research project records and quality assurance;
  • Creation of presentation materials for GCRC;
  • May review on an ad hoc basis grant proposals to any funding agency or foundation for Junior PIs to enable them to apply for more funding with better prepared materials.


Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

PhD in a relevant field of study is preferred.  Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and independently.  Demonstrated acumen in organizing, planning, and prioritizing work for oneself and a team by developing specific goals and plans to accomplish the work and meet larger organizational goals.  Demonstrated reputation for being highly motivated and results-oriented, multi-tasker with a passion for the GCRC mission.  Proactive with excellent organizational skills.  Able to work under tight deadline and pressure.  Minimum of five years hands-on and direct experience in grant writing.  Demonstrated ability to lead large teams of Principal. Investigators for group grants.  Demonstrated scientific writing skills and communication skills.  Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail.  Ability to serve multiple goals.  Ability to work independently and in an academic team environment with multiple stakeholders.  Outstanding complex problem-solving abilities by identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.  Is an Active Learner (understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making) and able to capture this learning in operations and teams. Experience with budget setting and managing. Professional proficiency in English and French, spoken and written.

Additional Information:

Some work will be required outside regular hours closer to delivery/applications of grants.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application online at Click on “APPLY NOW” and clearly indicate the reference number.

The deadline to apply for this position is April 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Medicine will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.

Faculty of Medicine
Salary Range: 
(Grade 05) $55,400 - $69,300 (midpoint) - $90,100
One(1) year
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